Post # 1
I’ve recently been getting many questions from family and friends asking if i made a registry yet. I hadnt, but then started looking a few days ago. Based on suggestions from other bees I have found Bed bath and beyond and the Bay are the two more popular in Canada.
My question is did you register for more than one place? I know in the US most people do Zola but they dont ship to Canada.
Also what types of things did you register for? I wasnt even goign to make one until now ive had well over 15+ questions from different people asking me where ive registered. Weve been living together for a while so we have many household items.
Post # 2
I didn’t because amazon allowed you to add anything from anywhere, so the few things we wanted that way (like gift cards to sportsman’s warehouse to go toward a large purchase) could just go there. They’ve since done away with that option, I think. Still, plenty of people have a couple of registries because the shops skew toward different things.
As to what we registered for, I went through my kitchen and chose anything that was cheap and crappy and needed an upgrade, for example my cooling racks. I also requested accessories to things I already owned, such as jar sealers for my vacuum sealer. We requested the gift cards because I didn’t want anyone to think that under any circumstances they needed or that we were asking them to buy us a very expensive gift (we wanted a canoe). Look around your house for the old and feeble, or think about things you’d like if you go camping for example, and add those types of things to the list. In the end people will get you whatever they want despite the registry, which is why I have a purple clock with a Kokopelli pendulum now…
Post # 3
I registered with Belk for my kitchen ware and entertaining pieces and then Target for home items.
I was 22 and while I had a one room apartment-it was not exactly family friendly. lol I know some people kind of frown on it if you already have a home set up but, I asked the older/married women in my family what they actually used a lot bc their lifestyles were reflective of my home culture and the types of events I would be hosting. I have not regreted it one bit. All of my china is a timeless white with soft scroll work on the edges and I have a wide variety of crystal and silver for servingware. We are big on getting together. Family weddings/funerals/showers/parties in this family means everyone drags out their silver and crystal, sticks a tiny name tag on the bottom, and we handle the food. Your situation may be entirely different. I’ve had friends that move a lot and travel so servingware was not important but, nice luggage was and that is ok becuase it helps them get their life together started!
My second registry at Target was for sheets, towels, etc.
Post # 4
I initially started 3 registries- bed bath and beyond, Target, and Amazon.
I wound up not using target and Amazon as bed bath and beyond was so much easier to navigate and use the registry app. I felt like Amazon was just a downward spiral and I was reading too many reviews that went all that great. Also would be a pain if I had to return things by mail.
I offered the one BBB on my bridal shower invite. I already own a hone so I didnt really need anything. I added mostly kitchen stuff – an awesome air fryer, rice cooker, some nice Corning ware dishes. Upgraded my silverware and dishes. Got a lovely duvet and duvet cover, some organizer racks for the kitchen, stuff like that! I really liked BBB too because the categorize everything either by price, or department, which made it a lot easier than searching through hundreds of options!
I almost didnt register because I didnt really need anything, but I’m so glad I did!
Post # 5
US bee here- I did not register with Zola, and have yet to know someone who has. I think it’s very interesting how you say most US bees use Zola. I’m interested in the comments on this post to see it that’s true. Maybe with early/mid 20 something brides?
Regardless, I actually had 3 registries. For bigger $ items (luggage, bedding, kitchen appliances etc) I used Macy’s as there are always sales and coupons for guests to take advantage of, Crate and Barrel for dishes/glasses etc as they have continuity in their designs making replacements and adding on easy, and Bed Bath and Beyond for the use 20% coupons on small kitchen gadgets, bath towels and odds and ends.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2020 - York, Nebraska
I’m not married yet, but I am early 20s and have yet to see anyone use Zola – that comment surprised me as well! Lol. Most brides I know used Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Target.
Post # 7
We had registeries at BB&B, Macys and Crate & Barrel. We put them all together on blueprintregistry.com, and could add in some odds and ends there that we liked.
We took it as an opportunity to upgrade some of our household items (dishes and glassware mainly) and I throw a couple of big parties every year so we also registered for some good serverware. My husband also likes to cook for friends and family, so we got some nicer stuff to put out.